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Going Places for Nov. 23, 2005

JILL METHERD has been promoted to director of destination management at MAC MEETINGS & EVENTS in St. Louis. Call 314/421-2005;

LAURENCE WHITING, formerly of PATINA CATERING in Los Angeles, has joined BON APPETIT AT THE GETTY VILLA as director of events. Call 310/440-6476;

JOAN KREMER has been named director of catering & convention services at the WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT, scheduled to open in July. Call 617/532-4600;

JACK YOSS has joined NINE THIRTY restaurant at the W HOTEL LOS ANGELES as executive chef. Call 310/208-8765;

CAROLYN ARTHURS, owner of ALL ABOUT EVENTS in New Orleans, has relocated to Los Angeles due to Hurricane Katrina and joined CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS as event manager. Call 310/202-0011;

TBA GLOBAL EVENTS in Los Angeles has appointed ERIC THORSON as executive vice president and chief financial officer and PETER PASTOR as executive vice president of administration. Call 818/226-2800;

DAVID COONAN has been appointed director of food & beverage at the HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA in Huntington Beach, Calif. Call 714/698-1234;

Milwaukee-based KARL’S EVENT RENTALS has promoted MINDY MCPHERSON to sales director and DAWN BEILEY and PAM LESHOK to event consultant; the company has hired MIKE JONES as director of sales, MIKE O’SHEA as assistant warehouse manager, MEGAN DUFFEY as human resource manager, and EMILY BRUSKY, ANNE MARIE DAIN, MIKE FETTIG, SARA MALLINGER and NICOLE RUBIO as members of the sales team. Call 414/831-7069;

The WESTIN ST. LOUIS has named MARIANNE MOORE director of catering. Call 314/621-2000;

SPIRO KAFARAKIS has joined EVERYTHING SPANDEX in Baltimore as senior event director. Call 866/232-6326;

PATRICK HEYMAN has joined LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT & SPA in Coronado, Calif., as executive chef. Call 619/424-4000;

San Francisco-based SHARP EVENTS has named MEGAN KEOGH, CMP, as vice president of sales and marketing. Call 415/912-5650;

LOU FAVATA has been appointed executive chef and director of food & beverage at the AVISTA RESORT in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Call 800/968-8986;

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE PLANNERS has named KATHLEEN GLENN general manager and KAREN STARBOWSKI account executive. Call 480/443-3505;

JORGE LOPEZ has joined the WESTIN CASUARINA LAS VEGAS HOTEL, CASINO & SPA as executive chef. Call 702/836-5900;

Do you have a job change to announce? Send information about new hires or promotions in the event industry to Special Events Magazine assistant editor Kelly Wardle at [email protected].

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